Temple at UCF - 10/13/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
UCF Knights (4-1) vs Temple Owls (2-3)
Game Info: Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm (FBC Mortgage Stadium)
Betting Odds: UCF Knights -23.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Temple Owls and Central Florida Knights face off on Thursday in an AAC college football showdown at Bright House Networks Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was UCF that secured the 49-7 victory.
Temple comes into this game with a 2-3 record overall, but their last loss was an ugly one. Temple only gave up 24 points to Memphis, but the offense could only manage three points, and that led to the loss. Under center for Temple is E.J. Warner and in the last game, he completed 18 of his 37 passes for 245 yards, zero touchdowns, and three interceptions. The top rusher only had 18 yards rushing, and this game is going to need to have a more balanced attack. Temple is averaging 15 points, while their defense is giving up 16.8 points per game. The defense is 20th in college football.
On the other side of this matchup is Central Florida, which sits with a 4-1 record and the only loss was by six points against Louisville. In the last game against SMU, UCF put up 41 points and that led to the blowout victory. Under center for UCF is John Rhys Plumlee, and he completed 20 of his 29 passes for 316 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Ryan O’Keefe had a big game, catching six passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Central Florida is averaging 35.6 points, while their defense is giving up 14.6 points per game.
Temple is 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games. Central Florida is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games on Thursday. Temple is 1-4 against the spread in their last five meetings against Central Florida. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between Temple and UCF.
Temple is coming off a game where they only scored three points, and UCF has one of the best defenses in all of college football. Central Florida also put up 41 points in the last game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score against Temple. Back UCF to cover the spread here.
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